Baby quilt

Here is a quick baby quilt using a very simple design. In this case, I used blocks, no batting, and flannel for the backing.  It is soft, not bulky, and great for swaddling baby.  Perfect for a newborn, and great for a baby shower gift. Perhaps add a burp cloth with matching fabric? You will […]

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Make a yo-yo without the yo-yo-maker

Yo-yo’s have become very popular in quilting, and there is a variety of yo-yo shapes that can be made with the help of a plastic yo-yo maker. To make a traditional yo-yo you will need: Something to make a circle on fabric, a mug or glass will do Marking tool Needle and thread Beeswax (optional) […]

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quilt in a day four steps to one great quilt

How to make a quilt in a day

Have you ever tried making a quilt in one day?  I have a simple pattern and full details on how you can do just that! What you need 1 Layer cake or 42 10″ x 10″ swatches of fabric Rotary cutter Cutting mat Quilter’s ruler You will need fabric for binding – the finished quilt […]

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binding a quilt

Easy quilt binding tutorial

Binding a quilt can sometimes be a little daunting, and if you don’t do it properly you may spoil all the hard work you’ve put into your quilt.  Here is how I bind my quilts. Before you can begin binding, you need to measure your quilt to determine the length of binding you will need. […]

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Double Wedding Ring Designs and tutorial

Here is an easy double wedding ring pattern and design.  The design is completely stitched out without any appliqué or patchwork, and you can then combine the blocks to create a beautiful quilt top.   The blocks used for this table runner is 8 x 8″.  The 5 x 7″ design will require more blocks to […]

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Family ties

How to make a men’s neck ties quilt

A men’s ties quilt is the perfect memory quilt.  Some time ago, I decided to take my father’s old ties and make something memorable with it.  Very few companies in South Africa require men to wear ties any more, and dad has also been retired for a while. It was interesting to discover that some […]

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